February 16, 2018
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Led by the Holy Spirit,
St. John's mission is to inspire people to grow into the heart and mind of Christ by engaging together in worshiping, serving, and spiritual formation.

Church Campus Security          

With the never-ending stream of tragic and violent events in the world around us, I want to let you know that at St John's we are always looking at ways to maintain the security of our physical campus and assure our emergency response procedures are up-to-date.

Our call is to be good stewards of the lives and buildings entrusted to us, while continuing to welcome and serve anyone who comes here looking for help or spiritual sanctuary. In the weeks and months to come I'll offer you periodic updates on what we're doing. If you have questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact me or Father Ted. Peter Gilman is the vestry representative working with us, along with Tom Brewster.

Those who volunteer at Soup Kitchen will note that we're engaging an officer from Colorado Security Services to join us at this ministry. With the increasing number of families and children who serve at Soup Kitchen it makes sense to add a security officer whose role is to be a welcoming, yet watchful presence.

I am also hoping to launch a modest capital campaign later this spring, for several purposes, one of which would be an updated exterior door locking system. I'll offer more on that as it takes shape.

--Pastor Susan+
St. John's Altar Guild and Pastoral Care Team, are looking for donations and returns of vases. These vases can be brought to the office. They are requesting medium sized vases, to deliver flowers to those who are in need of Pastoral Care visits.
Thank you so much!

Coffee Hour  

We envision St. John's as a community
where everyone undertakes
"welcome" and "hospitality"
as an intentional holy practice. 

Coffee Hour this week is brought to you by:

And please sign up to help make Coffee Hour Fellowship happen.  Contact Jessica Burnett: (jburnett@stjohnsboulder.org)


 If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child(ren),
Please contact: Caroline Melby  303-442-5246, ext. 107
or cmelby@stjohnsboulder.org

For important information about baptisms at  St. John's

 Lenten Services Schedule

Lenten Weekday Holy Eucharist: Begins Thursday, Feb. 15th and continues through Wed. March 28th. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon; Wednesdays at 10:00a.m.


Our Lenten series this year ponders the theodicy question, "How could a good God permit evil?" Jesus himself wondered this when he asked from the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" The Rector's Pen will offer weekly distillations of the book "God of Our Silent Tears" by The Right Reverend Dan Edwards, Bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, along with discussion questions. Join us on Sundays in Lent as we work through this challenging material in small groups. On March 18th, Bishop Edwards will join us as our guest speaker.

Call For Diocesan Convention Delegates   

We are looking for six delegates and three alternates to represent St John's at Diocesan Convention, Oct 25-27 in the Denver area. This is an especially important and historic convention as at it we will elect the next bishop of our diocese. At our Annual Meeting on Jan 28th I called for interested people to serve as delegates, and I'd like to issue the call again, to those of you who couldn't attend the annual meeting. Here are the qualifications for serving as a convention delegate:

* You must be a baptized Christian and confirmed Episcopalian, and a member in good standing of this church. That means you attend worship regularly, and devote a portion of your prayers and financial resources to support the church.

* You must be available to attend several meetings during the late summer and fall, as well as the bishop candidate walkabouts (some time between Oct 10 and 15), and the electing convention (Oct 25-27 as noted above).

The vestry and I will select six delegates and three alternates, and I'd like to put together a delegation that is demographically representative of our parish. If you are interested, please contact me by Feb 28th.

--Pastor Susan+


Toilet Paper

Thank you for all of your support!!!

-Deacon Jan Dewlen

Travel Size Toiletries Needed

St. John’s cares for the clients at Soup kitchen each month by providing the best homemade meal in the city.  St. John’s and St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry also pass our travel size toiletries if the clients need them.


You may donate your small toiletries to St. John’s and SBHHM and we will see that the clients receive them at Soup Kitchen.  There will be a box in the office   to collect items.


Items needed are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, and lip balms.


Thanks so much, Deacon Jan




(Formerly Heart Art)

To Benefit the Medically Underserved in Boulder County

Saturday 24 February 2018


Avalon Ballroom 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder

Tickets $50 Call/write:

Jim Podolak 303-817-6415; jim.podolak@gmail.com

Bill Ashworth 720-352-6456; washwort@gmail.com

Deacon Jan 303-775-6796; jan.dewlen@gmail.com


Tickets available after Sunday services in Jan. & Feb.


Dinner Catered and Served by Jules Catering

Come Celebrate Sally’s Retirement and the Future of St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry!

Enjoy music and games!



St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry would like to invite you to our annual St. Benedict Benefit party and silent auction (formerly Heart Art) on February 24, 2018!

 We are also seeking your generous auction donations for this crucial fundraiser.   Some ideas for donations:  time at your vacation home, ski condo or summer cabin; season tickets to any of the wonderful music, theatre or sports venues in Denver or other spots along the Front Range or perhaps you know of particular events in the season you will be missing and can donate those specific dates’ tickets; perhaps a lovely trip to a desirable destination;  a beautiful piece of art that needs a new home; perhaps you own or are part of a business which could donate their particular services or products. These are just a few ideas.  Please contact Beth Kimberly (silent auction co-coordinator) at bethkimberly@yahoo.com or (303) 585-1568 to discuss any potential donations with us.  Many thanks for your consideration; we depend on your help!  If you are interested in attending this fun event please contact Jim Podolak at 303-817-6415 or Bill Ashworth at 720-352-6456 or Deacon Jan at 303-775-6796 for tickets.


If you are not familiar with St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry (www.sbhhm.org for more info), it is a local non-profit which conducts numerous free medical clinics staffed with volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses in Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette for uninsured and underinsured adults needing medical care.  Our clinics are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Boulder Housing Partners in Boulder, OUR Center in Longmont and Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette.

JOIN US FOR EVENSONG                  
Wednesdays at 6pm

Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6p.m. from September through May.  Participants are welcome to join the cantor in the beautiful, meditative chant. Includes short periods of silent prayer. Please contact the office at 303-442-5246 for more information.
Saturday Night Bluegrass Worship Service
Our Saturday evening worship service begins each week at 5:00pm in the Chapel. Please join us for a contemplative Eucharistic service featuring Americana music with a bluegrass trio. Following the service, enjoy a brief concert and sing-along. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome!
Weekly Services
Saturday            5:00p.m.       Holy Eucharist, chapel

Sunday               7:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, chapel
                            9:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, church
                            10:50 a.m.    Children's Eucharist, chapel (when Sunday school meets)
Tuesday            8 a.m.        Morning Prayer, chapel
Wednesday      8 a.m.         Morning Prayer, chapel
                           10 a.m.        Holy Eucharist, chapel
                           6 p.m.         Evensong, chapel
Thursday          8 a.m.        Morning Prayer, chapel 
                           Noon         Holy Eucharist and Service of Reconciliation, chapel

Friday                4:15 p.m.     Common Cathedral, rotunda
Thank you!

Paul often affirmed members of the churches he shepherded by telling them he was thanking God for them. In Philippians 1:3-5 Paul writes, "I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now."
  • Thank you to d'Layne and Jeff Kerr-Layton for helping with the communion retreat.
  • Thank you to all of the families that helped bake bread for the 9:30am communion.

Sunday Helpers:

Vestry Welcome:   

Lectors: Alan Nelson, Doug Burger

Intercessor: Doug Burger

Ushers: Wood Rigsby, Mark Burnett, Steve Scheidker

Acolytes:  Ryder, Molly, Marianne, Addi

Vergers: Joanie Heard, Tom Brewster

Healing Prayer: Jim Podolak, Charles de Bartolome

Eucharistic Visitors: Diane Rex, Robert Schwartz

Genesis 9:8-17

God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Psalm 25:1-9

1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
3 Show me your ways, O Lord, *
and teach me your paths.
4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.
5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.
6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
8 He guides the humble in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.
9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

1 Peter 3:18-22

Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you-- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Mark 1:9-15

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Prayers of Intercession

Please use this list today and throughout the week praying with special intention for:
All who are suffering in the wake of violence or natural disasters, all who are serving in the military, all who are distressed in mind, body, or spirit, and members of our parish family including:

Diana Riepenhoff and Family (Lee), Kathy Ashworth, The Furst Family, T.R., Donna, & Family (Bannert), Helen Melody Witherill, The Kerr-Layton Family, Shelly R. (Burnsed), Anna Northrop, Stephen de Bartolome, Fr. Andy Carhartt, Michael Chunn, Stu Naegele, Molly Lee, Janet Brennan, JoAnn Brown,  Addie Heuston, Millie Heitman, Mark Odeen, Don Shields.

Please notify Heather in the church office
(303-442-5246 or hdudok@stjohnsboulder.org)
if there are people who should be added to
 or removed from our prayer list.


We pray for the repose of the soul of:

Shirley Jane McDowell, Barbara Webster Parriott, and Martha Penny Hoover on the anniversaries of their deaths.


We honor Christ’s light within those celebrating birthdays:

Katie Fowler, Sanna Larsen, Will Reller, Eileen Foster, Bo Stephens, Bibiana Vellandi, Andrew Jaffe, Scott Martin, Caroline Melby, Julie Coker, Peggy LeMone, Cooper McKenzie, Rick Robinson, Elise Soika, Sue Black, Kristin Hanak, Mary Beth Lewis, Lori Rae Worland

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of our brothers and sisters in Christ:

Karen & Jack LeCuyer, Ann Lee, Teri Lee, Tony Lee, Kate LeMere, Annie Lester, Linda Lewellyn, Brooke & Ryan lewis, Mary Beth & Berry Lewis, Robin Liebert, Christopher Lietz

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